4 – Do not fall for the marketing behind diet pills. Many insist they will increase your metabolism rate, but you still need to make good dietary choices and get some activity into your life.
5 – Choose foods that have an extremely small amount of digestible calories. While some people call these “negative calorie foods,” there really is no such thing as a food that takes more energy to eat and digest than the amount of calories in the food. Some that come close include cabbage, lettuce, broccoli and celery.
6 – Find ways to motivate yourself to reach your weight loss and health goals. Set up a reward system to treat yourself in a non-food way when you reach certain milestones. For example, you could put $10 in a jar each time you lose 5 pounds. Once you reach your goal weight, you will have enough money for a great new outfit. These rewards will help you stay on track.